Name: Jimmy Torres
Arbitrarily detained: June 10, 2014
Place of confinement: Ramo Verde
Occupation: Retired sergeant and neighborhood leader
On June 10, 2014, Jimmy came to take pictures of a student protest in Barquisimeto, Lara state. He couldn’t capture the images. A man dressed in civilian clothes tried to take it off his camera and when he resisted, he was thrown in a car and transferred to the local brigade.
“I think they was taken as a warning to the retired military. As if saying ‘even if you have been a military man, this can happen to you if you are not agree with us”. Today, he continues unjustly imprisoned in Ramo Verde.